Graduate Studies Consultants
Master of Arts, Professional Writing
Beth has been working at the University Writing Center since 2009. Though an English teacher by training, her love of the logic of science, her predilection for concision, and her ability to work with dense technical writing have contributed to her working predominately with students writing in the sciences and/or in graduate school. When she is not working, she spends time with her cat, Darcy.
Ph.D. in Educational Studies
Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education
Kaia earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at EMU and wrote her dissertation on the topic of writing pedagogy in secondary schools. She attended EMU for her BA and McMaster University in Canada for her MA. As a consultant for the UWC for a few years and a teacher of written composition at a community college, Kaia loves talking with and learning from all kinds of writers. She is also interested in equitable education and educational technology. While much of Kaia's life revolves around writing and teaching, she also enjoys creating art, cooking and baking, caring for houseplants, and spending time with her cat.
Master of Arts, Literature
Master of Arts Certificate, Teaching of Writing
In addition to consulting with the UWC, Laura is a part-time lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program (WRTG 120 and WRTG 121) and in Nursing (NURS 300W). She began her career teaching English and history at the high-school level, moving to EMU in 2015 as a graduate assistant in Literature, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), and the University Writing Center (UWC). After graduation, she continued as a part-time lecturer in First-Year Writing and a consultant with the UWC. In 2019, she became an associate director of the FYWP. Laura's focus in the UWC is on working with graduate students, faculty, and nursing students. Her close work with faculty and graduate students has led to numerous publications and co-authorship of an article currently in press.